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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

Vintages:
2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig) - (Purple Wax)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (6568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle, 2011. Pours opaque black, medium creamy tan head, good lacing. Aroma is cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, oak tannins. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, rich, hints of molasses, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit hot but otherwise lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah Craig (Purple Wax 2013) and served in snifter: Opaque with a long lasting frothy head and nice lace. Great woody and char overtone with some leather and tobacco notes too. The coffee roast and dark chocolate keeps this from being one of those too sweet and too bourbon-y Imperial Stouts. MIKEY LIKEY... I am pretty sure that this is my fav from the series so far!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Draft @ NotB. Black pour with tan head.Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malt notes, and some light hop notes that are suppressed by this malt dominance and barrel aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2010
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, Pours a dark brown with tan foam, aromas of creamy vanilla, whiskey and chocolate, flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, whiskey, coffee and some heat on the finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
From a bottle at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with beige head. Intense chocolate and coffe aroma with molasses, vanilla and liquor. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6413) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2013
From a shared 22 ounce bottle. Creamy chocolate pour and taste. Big bourbon nose and taste. Very rich.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6377) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
650ml bottle @ ISKTR. 2014 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, buttery notes, vanilla and oak. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, hints of buttery notes and coffee. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, butter and coffee. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6318) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2012
66cl Bottle at Sloshfest, 6 of the 2011 bottlings side-by-side. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma is a lot sweeter than the 4 Roses, oak, bourbon, hard roasted malts, chocolate, sugar. Flavour is sweet, bourbon, hard roasted malts, coffee, molasses, a little metallic from all the sugar, chocolate, bitter roasted finish. Fullbodied. Lacks a bit of balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
Wee sample at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR: toffe, coffey, bourbon vanilla AP: dark brown body, wee to na head F: wee alcholic, coffey, whiskey/bourbon vanilla, lighter and less colmplex the 20 year variant

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6098) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Sharply bourbon strong nose, apples, woody with soft hints of vanilla too. Black pour with cola edges thinnish beige head. Bourbon, vanilla, wood, darker malts, some chocolate, tons of bourbon, like a shot was poured into the beer. Super boozy, thin body. Wow I could have let this sit for a while.


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